Author: Dan Wells
Series: Partials Sequence #2
Published by: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: February 26, 2013
Kira Walker has found the cure for RM, but the battle for the survival of humans and Partials is just beginning. Kira has left East Meadow in a desperate search for clues to who she is. That the Partials themselves hold the cure for RM in their blood cannot be a coincidence—it must be part of a larger plan, a plan that involves Kira, a plan that could save both races. Her companions are Afa Demoux, an unhinged drifter and former employee of ParaGen, and Samm and Heron, the Partials who betrayed her and saved her life, the only ones who know her secret. But can she trust them?
Meanwhile, back on Long Island, what’s left of humanity is gearing up for war with the Partials, and Marcus knows his only hope is to delay them until Kira returns. But Kira’s journey will take her deep into the overgrown wasteland of postapocalyptic America, and Kira and Marcus both will discover that their greatest enemy may be one they didn’t even know existed.
After waiting forever (okay, only 4 months), I finally got to read Fragments. I loved Partials so much, so there was no way I was going to not read this book. I love Dan Wells writing, so I was expecting nothing short of awesome. And he definitely brought the awesome!
It felt so good to be back in this messed up post-apocalyptic world with all the wonderful characters! Fragments is a pretty long book at almost 600 page, but it felt like I flew through it. I’m the type that gets distracted and bored very easily, and there were a couple of times I thought it was going on a little too long. However, even during those parts I still felt completely engaged.
Fragments is basically split into two storylines that are told through the POVs of Kira, Marcus, and the occasional secondary character. I absolutely adored Marcus and his sense of humor in Partials, so I was ecstatic to get even more of him this time around. The quips he makes during the most dangerous and intense moments are hilarious. And believe me, there are plenty of those moments with lots of action when he is in thrust into trying to derail an impending war, while trying to get to the bottom of what exactly Nandita has been hiding all these years. I was glad to be able to keep track of what was going on in Long Island through him while also following Kira on her journey.
Kira set out to discover answers to the many questions about her, the Partials, and the last of the human race before it’s too late. It was during her deadly trek across the country that I felt it might have gone on a bit too much at times. But it’s hard for me to fully fault that since I thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful world building and Kira’s companions: Samm, Afa, and Heron. Honestly, I probably would not have liked it as much if it hadn’t been for Heron. She is such a jerk in the best possible way – I love her! I do like Kira a lot too. I love her strength and stubbornness, and found her extreme paranoia funny at times. The choices she had to make were often difficult, and I don’t envy her for having to make them.
Fragments was quite a ride. It has action, mystery, humor, great characters, and a few surprises. The romance is very minimal, and I am beyond okay with that. It was also interesting learning more about the Partials and the cause of the Break. As some questions were answered, new one were raised, and I can’t wait to see how it all comes together.
Overall, I loved Fragments. It was a fantastic sequel that left me craving for more. This is a series you do not want to miss!